A recent systematic review of real-world data that was published in the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology shows that persistence and adherence to subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy is suboptimal, suggesting that many patients with allergic rhinitis who are treated with this therapy may not achieve long-term disease control.
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Adherence to Subcutaneous Allergen Immunotherapy Is Suboptimal
RE: Type 1 Diabetes Cases Poised to Double Worldwide by 2040
@arata The worldwide prevalence of type 1 diabetes is substantial and growing. Improved surveillance — particularly in adults who make up most of the population living with type 1 diabetes — is essential to enable improvements to care and outcomes. There is an opportunity to save millions of lives in the coming decades by raising the standard of care (including ensuring universal access to insulin and other essential supplies) and increasing awareness of the signs and symptoms of type 1 diabetes to enable a 100% rate of diagnosis in all countries
Irritability Strongly Linked to Suicidal Behavior in Major Depression
Irritability in adults with major depressive disorder (MDD) and stimulant use disorder (SUD) is strongly linked to suicidality and should be assessed by clinicians. Three clinical trials of adults with MDD and one trial of adults with SUD showed that the link between irritability and suicidality was stronger than the association between depression severity and suicidal behaviors.
Should Monkeypox Be Considered an STD? Experts Debate
As the number of monkeypox cases keeps growing, a discussion has opened on whether it should be considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD) like herpes, gonorrhea, or HIV. Monkeypox is almost always spread through skin-to-skin contact and, in the West, many of the cases have occurred among men who have sex with men.
RE: Type 1 Diabetes Control Worse in Racially Segregated Teens
@debdut Diabetes management was based on self-reports using the Diabetes Management Scale (DMS). Racial residential segregation, which refers to the separation of groups within a geographic area, was determined using data from the U.S. Census using Location Quotient (LQ) at the block group level; this showed the ratio of the Black population to the total population, compared with the same ratio in the metropolitan area.
Dairy a Risk Factor for Parkinson's?
Dairy intake may increase risk of Parkinson's disease in men, according to investigators. Men of European ancestry with a genetic marker predicting dairy consumption had significantly greater risk of Parkinson's disease than individuals without the marker, suggesting a causal relationship between dairy intake and Parkinson's disease, lead author Cloé Domenighetti, MSc, a PhD student at UVSQ, Université Paris Sud, and colleagues reported.
Evidence Growing That Eczema Itch More Than Skin Deep
The research, published in Nature and presented during the President's Symposium at the 28th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Congress in Madrid, shows that neurons serving the skin directly interact with mast cells to trigger the massive histamine release associated with atopic dermatitis inflammation. These new findings confirm a direct role for the nervous system, which is responsible for the itchiness and was already implicated in the inflammation.
RE: How to take care of burn injury?
@zeenam Most minor burns can be treated at home. They usually heal within a couple of weeks. For serious burns, after appropriate first aid and wound assessment, your treatment may involve medications, wound dressings, therapy and surgery. The goals of treatment are to control pain, remove dead tissue, prevent infection, reduce scarring risk and regain function. People with severe burns may require treatment at specialized burn centers. They may need skin grafts to cover large wounds. And they may need emotional support and months of follow-up care, such as physical therapy. After you have received first aid for a major burn, your medical care may include medications and products that are intended to encourage healing.
Water-based treatments. Your care team may use techniques such as ultrasound mist therapy to clean and stimulate the wound tissue.
Fluids to prevent dehydration. You may need intravenous (IV) fluids to prevent dehydration and organ failure.
Pain and anxiety medications. Healing burns can be incredibly painful. You may need morphine and anti-anxiety medications — particularly for dressing changes.
Burn creams and ointments. If you are not being transferred to a burn center, your care team may select from a variety of topical products for wound healing, such as bacitracin and silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene). These help prevent infection and prepare the wound to close.
Will I become fat if I have chicken?
Hello, I am a vegetarian. But now I am thinking of shifting my preferences to nonveg food. Before that I want to be sure about will I become fat if I have chicken? I have this confusion but no one was able to clear my confusion. Please comment on this ASAP.
RE: Venous insufficiency ulcer- how to treat?
@ayush-0 Venous stasis commonly presents as a dull ache or pain in the lower extremities, swelling that subsides with elevation, eczematous changes of the surrounding skin, and varicose veins. Venous ulcers often occur over bony prominences, particularly the gaiter area (over the medial malleolus). The recurrence of an ulcer in the same area is highly suggestive of venous ulcer. Treatment options for venous ulcers include conservative management, mechanical treatment, medications, and surgical options. In general, the goals of treatment are to reduce edema, improve ulcer healing, and prevent recurrence